Amazon ramping up COVID-19 testing efforts at fulfillment centers

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 14:35:40-04

Amazon is ramping up its plans to test its fulfillment center workers for the coronavirus.

People familiar with the company's plans tell CNBC that Amazon hopes to test the bulk of its workers for COVID-19 every two weeks.

Workers would reportedly test themselves with nasal swabs with a clinical professional supervising.

Amazon's warehouse workers who test positive for COVID-19 would be reportedly referred to a third-party for tele-health consultations.

Amazon's plan comes after several reports of coronavirus outbreaks at warehouses across the country.